Michael Holman SJ

Fr Holman with Fr Carlos in Golra Sharif
I spent the month of July this year in Pakistan, responding to a request from the Jesuits there for assistance with retreats for religious. I directed the Presentation sisters and some of the Jesuits, while another Jesuit directed the Sisters of Jesus and Mary and the Daughters of the Heart of Mary.For much of the time we were based in the northern hill town of Murree, 7000 feet above the cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, where the climate was cool in contrast to the oppressive summer heat...
Fr Robinson, Bishop Hudson, Fr Holman, Fr Tanner
Cardinal Vincent ordained seven men to the priesthood at Westminster Cathedral on the Nativity of St John the Baptist, 24th June 2017. Bishop Nicholas Hudson and over 100 priests concelebrated the Mass.  Among them were three Jesuits: Michael Holman SJ, Dominic Robinson SJ and Norman Tanner SJ, who had all been involved in the training of the seminarians.  Six of the ordinands had studied theology at Heythrop College, and one had studied at Beda College in Rome with Fr Tanner. ...
Heythrop's new principal: Prof Claire Ozanne
The Governing Body of Heythrop College has appointed Professor Claire Ozanne as the new principal of the College. She will join on a two-year part-time secondment and will take overall responsibility for the management of the College and delivery of its mission.Prof Ozanne is currently deputy provost at the University of Roehampton. Her responsibilities will include overseeing Heythrop College’s orderly closure, due to take place at the end of the 2017-2018...
Adolfo Nicholas SJ (right) with Pope Francis
The next superior general of the Society of Jesus, the thirtieth successor of St Ignatius, will be elected by the General Congregation convening in Rome on 2 October. It is just the thirty-sixth in our 476-year history and will include provincials and elected representatives from each province, the number depending on its size. For the first time, brothers, who are not ordained, will participate in the election. From Britain, the provincial, Father Dermot Preston, is joined by Father Damian...
Fr Michael Holman SJ
After already serving more than four and a half years of what was originally intended to be a four-year mission, Fr Michael Holman SJ, will step down as Principal of Heythrop College later in the year,  Fr Holman made his decision after consulting with his Jesuit Superiors.In a message to staff and Governors, Father Holman wrote: “It has been my pleasure and privilege to work with the Governors over the past four years and two terms. I have the highest regard for Heythrop’s...
Heythrop College’s governing body met yesterday to discuss the future of the college.This meeting was the culmination of detailed work over the past three years, as Governors, working in close collaboration with the Society of Jesus, and in consultation with HEFCE, have been researching ways in which Heythrop's mission and work might continue in today’s higher education environment.At its meeting, the governing body concluded that the college in its current form, as a constituent college...